Temple of Apollo in Side

Temple of Apollo in Side, Apollo Temple in Side
Turkey, Side
Rating 9.0
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Temple of Apollo in Side

Temple of Apollo in Side, Apollo Temple in Side
Turkey, Side
The Temple of Apollo in Side was built in the 2nd century AD. in honor of the god Apollo, it was significantly damaged during the earthquake of the 10th century. Currently, the temple is under the protection of the Turkish government and is one of the main attractions of the resort city of Side.
The temple was built in the peripter style, i.e. had the shape of a rectangular building, surrounded on four sides by a colonnade in one row. Only five intact columns have survived to this day.
The perimeter of the stylobate, on which the colonnade was located, is 16x30 meters. There were 6 columns in front and behind, on the sides of the temple - 11 columns each. Each column reached 8.90 meters in height. The architrave on top of the columns is decorated with floral ornaments and bas-relief images of Medusa's heads.

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All reviews (6)
Traveled 3 years ago
Rating 10
Take your time - visit the temple of Apollo in Side)! It is small, a small part has been restored, but the photos are divine)! The rays of the sun fall on the columns and slabs so correctly. Plus, there is a promenade nearby with restaurants and cafes - there is where to eat.
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Traveled 6 years ago
Rating 10
My son and I visited this place on our own. The temple is under the protection of the government of the Republic of Turkey and is one of the main attractions of the city of Side. The Temple of Apollo in Side was built in the 2nd century AD. e. in honor of the god Apollo. It was significantly damaged during the earthquake of the 10th century. Only five intact columns have survived to this day. The temple was built in the peripter style, that is, it had the shape of a rectangular building surrounded on four sides by a colonnade in one row.
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Traveled 9 years ago
Rating 6
These are several beautiful columns, and several piles of stones. In principle, there are beautiful views in order to arrange a wonderful photo session. But as a historical place to visit, it is not of particular interest.
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Traveled 9 years ago
Rating 8
The ruins of Carthage in Tunisia are many times more attractive and interesting - that's what. And here, most of the "exhibits" are fenced for safety, which spoils the picture and does not allow you to enjoy the history. It's not super interesting if you've seen something like this and didn't really like the railings.
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Traveled 9 years ago
Rating 10
A place with amazing energy. For the first time I saw the columns of the temple from the sea. I had the feeling that I had moved 4.000 years ago and sailed from Ancient Greece on a ship ...the next day in the afternoon we left the hotel with my son ourselves in Side - streets, souvenirs, shops with things and bags ...but, as soon as we got to the pier and turned left . . we stopped in shock ...white marble columns, ruins of porticos - a contrast with the blue sea . . it's so beautiful! A huge number of the most valuable and ancient artifacts under your feet, the remains of a temple with jellyfish heads made by stonemasons for 4.
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